As a Forensic CPA, Steve specializes in forensic accounting, economic damages, fraud investigation and valuation services. Clients often seek his guidance on complex commercial contract disputes, internal investigations, employee dishonesty/fidelity claims, partnership and shareholder disputes, condominium and homeowner association conflicts, construction and real estate disputes, post-acquisition disputes and earn-outs, economic damages, wage and earning loss calculations, marital dispute resolution, royalty and licensing disputes, reporting compliance, professional liability claims and bankruptcy matters.
With more than 30 years of hands-on experience, Steve has assisted hundreds of clients with financial accounting issues involving insurance claims and economic analyses, business valuation, feasibility studies, business reorganization, mergers & acquisitions due diligence and solvency analyses. In addition, he has investigated matters involving employee dishonesty and white collar fraud. A sought-after expert witness, Steve has testified at trial, arbitration and at deposition in matters related to accounting, economic damages, fraud investigation and business valuation. He has also served as a court-appointed neutral expert.
Steve began his career as a staff accountant at a Big Four firm where he performed financial and operational audits of Fortune 500 companies. He has since served in executive and practice leadership positions at top-tier forensic and litigation, bankruptcy restructuring and valuation consulting firms. Most recently, Steve spent six years as the national partner in-charge of forensic and litigation services at a top 25 public accounting and advisory services firm.
As a CPA and MBA he also holds several professional designations and certifications including Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation.
Also, Steve has consistently been recognized by the South Florida Legal Guide as a Top CPA and Litigation Support Professional (2017-2022) and was recently chair of the FICPA committee for valuation and forensic accounting services. Over the years he has been asked to speak on topics including business valuation, fraud, and forensic accounting at professional conferences and academic institutions. He also was formerly an adjunct lecturer of accounting at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business located in Washington, D.C.
Orie specializes in matters involving litigation support, dispute analysis, fraud/forensic investigations, bankruptcy and transaction advisory services. These matters involve accounting and tax issues, internal investigations, partnership and shareholder disputes, post-acquisition disputes, breach of contract, licensing and intellectual property, insurance claims and business interruption, lost profits, professional liability, auditor malpractice, valuation and due diligence.
With over 20 years of professional experience as a CPA, Orie leads projects from discovery through resolution. He works closely with clients and counsel to gain an understanding of their business, identify the most critical issues to address and develop an effective work plan.
Orie began his career in the Audit and Assurance practice of a Big Four accounting firm. His experience includes financial statement audit of public companies, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Thereafter, he worked at leading restructuring and forensic accounting firms.
Orie is bilingual in English and Hebrew
For over 40 years, Mr. Salomon has provided expert testimony and advice in cases involving bankruptcy related matters including: fraudulent conveyances and transfers, preference payments and related valuation issues (solvency/insolvency), insider transactions and theft; breach of contract; breach of fiduciary duties; business interruption, dishonesty, directors and officers liability and property insurance claims; fraud; alter-ego; accounting and financial irregularities; professional liability; partnership and shareholder disputes; post-acquisition disputes; economic damages; lost profits; restitution and unjust enrichment; accounting and auditing issues (GAAP/GAAS); internal investigations; income tax issues; partnership and shareholder disputes; post-acquisition disputes; and damages. Many of these cases were complex international matters.
Mr. Salomon has been a frequent lecturer for various groups including the New York State Bar Association, various local bar associations, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the New York State Office of Court Administration, the Foundation for Accounting Education (New York State Society of CPAs), and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mr. Salomon holds a BS in Business Administration (Accounting) from The State University of New York at Buffalo conferred in May, 1972 (Magna Cum Laude). He is a CPA in New York, Illinois and Virginia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Salomon has been included in The Best Lawyers in America: Directory of Experts.
Ashley specializes in forensic accounting and litigation advisory services. These services include litigation support, economic damages, insurance claims and business interruption, business valuation services, fraud investigation and data analytics. Ashley is a Certified Fraud Examiner who holds a Masters in Forensic Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelors in Accounting from Washington State University.
She is responsible for assisting clients with matters involving the quantification and value determination of unprecedented events often related to insurance claims, partnership & shareholder disputes, complex commercial contract disputes, economic damages, lost profits, wage and income loss, matrimonial disputes, professional liability, and fraud investigation.
Ashley began her career working internally as a Corporate Accounting Coordinator for a national mid-sized staffing firm. She quickly rose to take on numerous responsibilities and leadership roles across the accounting department, and within two years she was promoted to the position of Corporate Junior Controller.
During her time as Controller Ashley was responsible for overseeing all accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, maintenance of accounting records/inter-company records, establishment of internal controls, cash management, risk management, and production of monthly financials reports.
James Kiley manages engagements involving complex audit and accounting issues with a focus on regulated enterprises. His specialty involves large Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations as well as investigations involving other regulated enterprises.
During Mr. Kiley’s 25+ years as a practicing CPA, he has had a wide range of experience including audit, tax and work as interim Chief Financial Officer for several distressed companies. Mr. Kiley has worked on litigation matters including some of the most complex aspects of the Enron financial structuring and ultimate collapse. In this matter, he was responsible for analyzing and advising upon derivative accounting, structured finance, off-balance sheet accounting and special purpose entities, and related corporate governance and control issues.
Mr. Kiley was responsible for analysis of transactions in a “UN Oil for Food” investigation that was performed for counsel representing a US Fortune 100 company. The investigation involved complex revenue and cost recognition issues as well as international funds tracing. Ultimately, the Company, the SEC, the DOJ and the French authorities relied upon his work in settling the respective administrative, civil and criminal matters.
Mr. Kiley was responsible for the investigation of whistle-blower allegations of financial impropriety that involved a national not-for-profit organization with a related political action committee. Ultimately, his work led to a report finding only minor errors, and the Federal Election Commission accepted the report in its entirety without further investigation.
Prior to Wolf Forensics, Mr. Kiley was a Director with Berkeley Research Group (BRG) and Managing Director of Capstone Advisory Group (Capstone) where he performed forensic accounting, litigation support and restructuring services. During his tenure BRG and Capstone, Mr. Kiley was responsible for analyzing and advising upon some of the most complex accounting issues of the decade.
Mr. Kiley received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech and is a CPA (Inactive) in the state of Virginia.
An analytics guru by nature, Javi's career began in public accounting as an audit associate at a top 25 public accounting firm. Recognized quickly as a leader, he served as the principal lead CPA on copious assurance engagements, IT audit, risk management and data analytics projects. His industry expertise encompasses a wide range of verticals from enterprises in healthcare and manufacturing to non-profits. His professional experience includes positions as an accounting controller and a financial statement auditor. He has audited financial statements of small businesses to global fortune 500 companies.
He is a strong accounting professional skilled in Internal Audit, External audit, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The combination of Javi's accounting knowledge and data analytics tool set makes him invaluable on forensic accounting and business advisory engagements. Javi is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Javi attended Florida State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance. He is also a local industry leader in the South Florida area and is dedicated to family and community engagement.
With more than ten years of experience as a financial analyst specializing in commercial litigation, business valuation and marital dissolution. Yolanda has extensive knowledge of on a range of commercial litigation cases involving loss profits and damages in many industries as well as personal injury/wrongful death and marital dissolution. In addition, she has performed the following types of valuation assignments: purchase/sale appraisals, gift tax appraisals, estate tax appraisals, business and stock valuations, litigation support appraisals, merger and acquisition appraisals, eminent domain business valuation/damage appraisals, marital dissolution appraisals.
Also Mrs. Rico has performed business appraisals in the following industries: agricultural products, automotive dealerships, brokerage, distribution, fast food, food service, health care, insurance, internet providers, agricultural and poultry, manufacturing, medical practices, printing, publishing, real estate holding companies, restaurant, retail grocery stories, retail chains, telecommunication and wholesale.
Yolanda attended the Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Lynn University where she earned her MBA.
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